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. ♪ chevron has been developing energy here for decades. we need to protect their environment. we have a strict quarantine system to protect the integrity of the environment. forty years on, it's still a class-a nature reserve. it's our job to look after them. ...it's my job to look after it. ♪ >>> with temperatures in washington hovering in the 20s, what may be the last surviving housefly of the winter season was hovering in the white house today, and had an encounter with the president during a press event. >> that's why today i am nominating mary jo white to lead the security and exchange commission, and richard cordray to continue leading the consumer financial protection bureau. this guy is bothering me here. >> the incident left us with this unfortunate still photo of the president. and while we presume secret service wrestled the offender to the ground, the president has a history with flies, famously dispatching one during an interview with our own john harwood. >>> the roar that could be heard for miles today around huntsville, alabama was the test-firing of a vintage rocket
of this year, women in the u.s. armed forces may begin serving in environments like this. [ gunfire ] >> we're taking heavy fire from -- [ gunfire ] >> that video, kunar province in afghanistan in '09 was actually shot by richard engel and his team. perhaps you heard his voice there. it shows infantry combat and this will be a sea change in the u.s. military policy. we should quickly add, it's a change many women in the u.s. military have been waiting for for many years. our pentagon correspondent, jim miklaszewski on duty from there tonight. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. tomorrow, defense secretary leon panetta will announce that he's lifting the ban that prevents female soldiers and marines from serving in direct combat ground combat roles. according to one senior defense official, this clears the way now for women to become combat infantry. for the past ten years, u.s. military women have served at the front lines in both iraq and afghanistan. but never allowed in direct ground combat roles. lifting the 20-year ban against women in combat will ultimately put them d
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